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Aspiring Eagles prepare for college
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
DURHAM – Incoming freshman at N.C. Central University will have less time this summer to nest before becoming full-fledged Eagles. The Aspiring Eagles Academy is a residential summer program that introduces incoming freshman to the university. The academically based enrichment program is designed to prepare students to think critically, communicate
 
The battle for Raleigh’s black neighborhoods
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
RALEIGH – Historically African-American neighborhoods’ Washington Terrace and East College Park in Southeast Raleigh are gearing up for changes, but residents are concerned that the new plans won’t include many black residents. Over the past several months the city, along with one of its most prominent nonprofit redevelopment companies,
 
'Solidarity for sustenance'
Sunday, June 26, 2016
DURHAM – One in four children in North Carolina is hungry. Between 2010-15 North Carolina has regularly ranked among the top 10 states with the highest percentage of citizens experiencing food shortages. According to North Carolina Food Banks, approximately 160,000 different people in the state receive emergency food assistance in any given week.
 
Civil rights activist dies
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Legendary civil rights activist Ann Atwater died on Monday. She spent her life championing educational and economic equality for African-Americans in Durham. Atwater died at Duke Hospital just a few weeks shy of her 81st birthday. Atwater suffered in recent years from several health complications and was confined to a hospital bed in her
 
Forward Cities plans to move Durham forward
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has seen a great deal of change in the past few years. While the city has recently blossomed with trendy new restaurants, exciting tech companies, growing educational programs and innovative entrepreneurship, it was not all too long ago that downtown was desolate and struggling with high crime rates and a bad reputation. Yet many
 
Black Caucus foundation raises thousands for HBCUs
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
DURHAM – The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation raised $140,000 in scholarship funds for HBCU students at its annual scholarship banquet Friday. Every year the NCLBC Foundation hosts a banquet to honor the importance of HBCUs and educating our youth. The Caucus saw a need for programs that championed African-American youth, and, as a
 
2016 Tribune Father of the Year
Thursday, June 16, 2016
DURHAM – William Earl Burnette was born on Fayetteville Street in 1944 as the oldest of six children, and long before he had his own child he was working to support his family. “I started working at about 11 years old. I used to work with the milkman. I used to have to get up in the morning when they had the boxes on the porch and you take (out
 
Protestors rally against ‘rich’ tax
Thursday, June 16, 2016
RALEIGH – Over the past four years, state tax changes have saved the average millionaire almost $15,000 a year. Progress NC Action said that a newly proposed state tax cap is essentially a “Millionaire Protection Act.” “Politicians are trying to double down with a proposed constitutional amendment that would lock in their misguided
 
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Aspiring Eagles prepare for college

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The battle for Raleigh’s black neighborhoods

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